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NEWS: “Out of A Far Country” Author Featured in The Christian Post

Speaking at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s National Conference about his own experience of becoming a Christian as a same-sex attracted man, Moody Bible Professor Christopher Yuan and author of Out of A Far Country, urged Christian parents to love their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual children and lead them back to the Gospel.

“Parents, love your LGBT or same-sex attracted children and point them to a life of costly discipleship following Jesus,” states Yuan.

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CBN News: Pastor Tells Congregation to Get Packing

CBN News featured Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of Be the Message and founders of The Woodlands Church near Houston, for cutting church services in half recently so the congregation could participate in an effort to package up food items to be shipped to West Africa.  The special Sunday packing session was a kick off to the nationwide “Be the Message Sunday” where churches around the country will shorten services on Sunday, November 16 to do service projects and be living examples of the Gospel  in their communities.  For more information or to sign up for “Be the Message Sunday,” visit Be the Message Sunday

 To view the CBN News story, go to here.

‘Be The Message’ Becomes New York Times Best-seller

Houston-based mega church pastors Kerry and Chris Shook’s latest book , Be the Message: Taking Your Faith Beyond Words to a Life of Action (Sept. 9, 2014/WaterBrook Press),  debuted at #18 on the Sept. 28,  2014, “Advice, How-To, Misc.,” New York Times Best-seller list and appeared again at #12 on the Oct. 5, 2014, list. It also has become a Publishers Weekly and Los Angeles Timebest-seller. 

Be the Message encourages readers to move beyond sermons to take action in becoming the gospel in their homes, communities and the world. The Shook’s new best-seller was born out of the authors’ fatigue with sermons and the desire to make Jesus real to those around them. Be the Message shares their personal journey as they have changed the way they think about the gospel and live it out.  For more information, visit [ … ]

NEWS: Altared Featured on ChristianityToday.com & Crosswalk.com

Altared: The True Story of a She, a He, and How They Both Got Too Worked Up About We, by Claire and Eli, was featured on ChristianityToday.com, Crosswalk.com, and WORLD on Campus. Go here, here, and here to read the excerpts and reviews!

DOWNLOAD: Teaching Outline for The Gospel of Yes

pdf_1002In The Gospel of Yes, Mike Glenn reveals God’s most powerful word, which opens our eyes to everything he does. That word is YES. God said “yes” to creating a world for us to live in and “yes” to inviting us into a relationship with him. No matter what we face in life, the best way to live is captured in one word: yes. Now small group leaders, pastors, and church leaders can lead their friends into God’s yes with a 6-part teaching outline. Click here to download it now. Read a sample chapter of The Gospel of Yes here.